Peter Brimelow at Vdare asks Mark Krikorian to tout Immigration Moratorium at National Review

February 15, 2010

Peter Brimelow:


I’ve been looking at the Economic Report of the President (you can download it here). The Wall Street Journal summarized it: Economic Report Sings Blues on Jobs (By Jonathan Weisman and Greg Hitt, Febrary 12, 2010.) But, in keeping with the pattern noted by Steve Sailer, it contains just one (1) fleeting reference to immigration:

Another set of institutions in need of attention is our immigration system. The current framework absorbs considerable resources but does not serve anyone—native workers, employers, taxpayers, or potential immigrants—well.

My suggestion: Center for Immigration Studies’ Mark Krikorian should use his position as National Review’s immigration beard to write a cover story calling on the GOP to propose an immigration moratorium.

==End Brimelow excerpt

The Council of Economic Advisors is composed of econ profs.

Although they are not very mathematical compared to some in the econ profession, they still are part of a profession that uses theorems and math.   The Wright Island Model is a theorem.

We investigated various cases of the island model with stochastic migration. If the population is infinite, the immigrants have a fixed gene frequency and the alleles are neutral, the gene frequency on the island converges to that of the immigrants.

Genetics. 1979 January; 91(1): 163–176.

Copyright notice

The Island Model with Stochastic Migration

Thomas Nagylaki

Department of Biophysics and Theoretical Biology, The University of Chicago, 920 East 58th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Maybe we can get to econ profs by using a theorem that says immigration causes genetic replacement.  This applies to each lineage as the Immigration Vanishing Survival Theorem proves.  Basically, the inflow is unbounded from above, so if the survival factor of each gene was bounded from below, then the number of genes and people would have to increase beyond any bound from above.  Since that can’t be, that means the survival factor of most genes has to go to zero.  If there is one group flowing in such that its unbounded and a multiple of its survival factor bounds all other groups, then all other groups go to zero, they don’t survive in a mixture.  The group flowing in also has the property if its homogeneous on survival factors that its survival factors go to zero too for each individual lineage of genes.

Berkeley is about 20 percent non-Jewish white.

Whites at Berkeley are 31 percent.  That includes Jews.  Take out 20 percent and you are down to 11 percent like Stanford.  This is a university founded and made great by non Jewish whites from nothing.

70% have at least one parent born outside the U.S. (2008)

Living alumni: 431,500 (August 2009)


Counts for the Fall 2003 entering class shown in the graph above:

Total 24,636

African American / Black 841 3%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 126 1%
Asian / Pacific Islander 10,272 42%

Hispanic 2,839 12%

White 7,755 31% •

Race/Ethnicity Unknown 2,017 8%

Total Citizens and Immigrants 23,850 97%

International 786 3%

==Berkeley Excerpt

Economic Theory Requirement: Fulfilled by Economics 201A-B and 202A-B which is a year of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.

Econometrics Requirement: Fulfilled by Economics 240 A-B, which is a year of econometric theory, methods, and applications.

==End excerpt

Grad students in econ at Berkeley have to learn proofs in microeconomic theory.

Christina Romer is from Berkeley, Ph.D. 1985 at MIT.  Austan Goolsbee is from Chicago, Ph.D. 1995 at MIT.  Cecilia Rouse Ph.D. Harvard.  In those years, they had to know some microeconomic theory to graduate at those schools.

None of them are very mathematical in an econ theory sense.  But they still had to pass Ph.D. exams that were at least mildly mathematical.  So theorems can work with them.  Bypass National Review and go to the CEA.  Or do both.  This is about persuasion and using theorems to persuade the econ profs at the CEA or the Ph.D.’s on the staff, many of them junior faculty is one route not to miss.

The staff are more mathematical in some cases than the members.

His research and teaching have focused on venture capital, private equity, corporate governance, and decision-making under uncertainty.

Decision making under uncertainty involves math, or it can.

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